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Experimental Fluid Mechanics

Summer School of Mechanical Engineering, 5 ECTS

Institution University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
Campus Odense
Duration 2 weeks


Join our course Experimental Fluid Mechanics to experience a dynamic and informal study environment with hands-on work in small groups. You will be taught by a professor with extensive experience in fluid mechanics from work in industry and at university.

Career Opportunities

After participation in the course you will be able to plan and conduct experiments in fluids and to document the result from laboratory experiments in a report.

About the Degree

This course introduces methods and techniques for measurement and data analysis in experimental fluid mechanics, e.g. study of aerodynamic in wind tunnel and hydrodynamics in pipes and ducts. The course is a combination of theory lectures, experiments, data analysis and laboratory report.
During the course you will go through the following:
  • Dimensional analysis, flow similarity and model studies
  • Design and analyses of experiments, e.g. data acquisition, experimental uncertainty and measurement error
  • Experiences with different measurement technologies for experiments in fluids, e.g. basic properties, pressure, velocity, flowrate, visualization, particle image velocity (PIV)
Teaching and instruction method
The Faculty of Engineering has adopted a student-centred approach to learning, and teaching is based on problem based project work. Students participate significantly in class and carry out project work in small teams. The experimental work, data analysis and reporting will be done in teams. The course is a combination of theory lectures, experiments, data analysis and laboratory report.


You must have completed two years of engineering studies. Furthermore, knowledge of basic fluid mechanics is required.

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level. Read about the language requirements of the University of Southern Denmark

Apply directly at the University of Southern Denmark with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact The University of Southern Denmark directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside of EU/EAA/Switzerland.  

Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition. 

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System 



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